Schneider Electric completes TierPoint’s Seattle-based data center expansion

Schneider Electric has completed the expansion of TierPoint’s Seattle-based data center.

Schneider Electric’s Mission Critical Services group and Data Center Service Provider team managed the design, engineering, construction and final commissioning of the new data center in 11 weeks.

To meet TierPoint’s increasing market demand for services in Seattle, Schneider Electric had 11 weeks to convert a floor of TierPoint’s Fisher Plaza facility, previously used as office space, into 10,000 square feet of raised floor space and 2.0 megawatts of 2N critical load. Additionally, as part of a multi-tenant building, service to other customers could not be interrupted during construction.

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Schneider Electric in a statement said it partnered with several firms such as McKinstry Mechanical, Prime Electric, Degenkolb Engineering and WorkSafe, to facilitate the installation of overweight data center infrastructure equipment onto ball bearing isolation platforms; develop a solution for water delivery and distribution for cooling units; retrofit the existing office floor into a raised floor; and adhere to strict regulations and building codes.

“Our ability to manage projects from the preliminary planning stages to final commissioning and launch is a key strength of the Mission Critical Services group,” says John Fithian, director of Data Center Solutions for Schneider Electric.

The new facility also includes Schneider Electric Structural Isolation Systems, Square D Switchgear, 500kW Symmetra PX, APC PDU 300kVA, Modular Remote Power Panels and a Power Monitoring and Building Automation System.

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